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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·ist v. i. [imp. & p. p. Existed; p. pr. & vb. n. Existing.]
 1. To be as a fact and not as a mode; to have an actual or real being, whether material or spiritual.
 Who now, alas! no more is missed
 Than if he never did exist.   --Swift.
    To conceive the world . . . to have existed from eternity.   --South.
 2. To be manifest in any manner; to continue to be; as, great evils existed in his reign.
 3. To live; to have life or the functions of vitality; as, men can not exist in water, nor fishes on land.
 Syn: -- See Be.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: having existence or being or actuality; "an attempt to
             refine the existent machinery to make it more
             efficient"; "much of the beluga caviar existing in the
             world is found in the Soviet Union and Iran" [syn: existent]
             [ant: nonexistent]
      2: existing in something specified; "depletion of the oxygen
         existing in the bloodstream"
      3: presently existing; "the existing system"